Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI)
The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) provides opportunities for undergraduate research through the CISAC Interschool Honors Program in International Security Studies and the CDDRL Undergraduate Honors Program. For information on the institute that manages student fellowship programs, see http://fsi.stanford.edu/fellowships/.
Interschool Honors Program in International Security Studies
Co-Directors: Michael M. May, Paul Stockton
The Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) coordinates a University-wide Interschool Honors Program in International Security Studies. Students chosen for the honors program intern with a security-related organization, attend the program's honors college in Washington, D.C. in September, attend a year-long core seminar on international security research, and produce an honors thesis with policy implications. Upon fulfilling individual department course requirements and completing the honors program, students graduate in their major with a certificate in Honors in International Security Studies. To be considered for the program, students must demonstrate sufficient depth and breadth of international security course work. Ideally, applicants to the program should have taken: POLISCI 114S, International Security in a Changing World; MS&E 193, Technology and National Security; and at least one related course such as ECON 150/PUBLPOL 104, Economic Policy Analysis; STS 110/MS&E 197/PUBLPOL 103B, Ethics and Public Policy; SOC 160, Formal Organizations; PUBLPOL 102/SOC 166, Organizations and Public Policy; POLISCI 110B, Strategy, War, and Politics; and POLISCI 114T, Major Issues in International Conflict Management.
Students in the program enroll in IIS 199, Interschool Honors Program in International Security Studies, in Autumn, Winter, and Spring quarters.
Information about and applications to this program may be obtained from the Center for International Security and Cooperation, C223 Encina Hall Central, telephone (650) 723-9626, or http://cisac.stanford.edu.
Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) Honors Program
The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) Honors Program provides students majoring in International Relations the opportunity to conduct an independent research project focused on issues of democracy, development, and the rule of law under CDDRL faculty guidance. Students interested in the program consult with their prospective honors advisers in their junior year and must submit their honors thesis proposal in the Spring Quarter of that year. Honors students present a formal defense of their theses in mid-May of the senior year. Prerequisites for the program are a 3.5 grade-point average, a strong overall academic record, and demonstrated skills in writing and conducting independent research.
Required course work includes INTNLREL 199, an honors research seminar that focuses on democracy, development, and the rule of law in developing countries as well as INTNLREL/POLISCI 114D, CDDRL's flagship undergraduate lecture course taught every Autumn Quarter. Honors students meet bi-weekly with faculty and their peers to present project theses and receive feedback. Students must attend honors college in September before Autumn Quarter classes begin and the weekly CDDRL seminar.
For more information, contact the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, Encina Hall C100, phone (650) 724-7197; or see http://cddrl.stanford.edu.